Search results

  1. N

    WD ssds, yay or nay?

    is there any general opinion on western digital's new SSD line? havent seen any reviews on hardOCP, and the couple other sites i follow for this sort of thing. i do recall hearing they bought up sandisk, are these just a rebrand of former-sandisk products? (not that that's necessarily a bad...
  2. N

    newbies guide to coin mining?

    surprised there isnt something stickied in here, and didnt see anything with a cursory look around here, so forgive me if im missing something obvious. how does someone who's woefully inept go about getting started mining? just on the software-side of things, what's recommended for ease-of-use...
  3. N

    time-limited windows logon sessions

    here's an interesting puzzler- situation: family PC (windows 10) with several childrens, whom spend way too much time on the computer. mom wants a good way of enforcing time limits for the kids. to my thinking there's two ideal ways of tacking this problem- 1) free/commercial software to be...
  4. N

    [help] laptop wont self power-off

    weird gremlin ive been dealing with since thanksgiving. laptop in question is a lenovo g500 ( i3-3120m, 8gb ram, windows 8/8.1 x64 home) due to this lil gremlin, the laptop has decided it no longer wants to power off, say when ever i tell it to shutdown or restart, which in addition to being...
  5. N

    ssd for battery life

    okay so ive got this lenovo g500 laptop with a 500gb 5400rpm harddrive. i have a couple really long plane trips comming up (actual in-air time plus layovers) so i want to boost my battery life. im already looking to get a second battery, one with higher capacity than the stock battery, but i...
  6. N

    indecisive about mobo.

    honestly didnt expect to have this much trouble deciding. so right now, what im looking at is PC Hound Part List CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K ($335.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A ($128.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) Ripjaws X Series F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL ($125.98 @...
  7. N

    upgrade to haswell or wait for skylake?

    ran across this article right around the start of CES, which to me reads like skylake chips will be more or less available around the end of summer or so. i have an aging AMD Athlon II x3 445 and it doesnt really keep up with the games i want to play (namely GW2 and a little thing called...
  8. N

    wireless router for media streaming

    tl:dr, looking for recommendation on a wireless router to stream video (netflix) here's the sitch, housemate recently heard about Google's new chromecast unit, and wanted to find out about the feasibility of streaming video to her tv wirelessly (netflix specifically). i thought it was...
  9. N

    AM3 air-cooling recommendation?

    TL;DR, i'm looking for a recommendation on a 120mm AM3-compatible aftermarket/non-stock HSF suitable for a AMD Phenom II x4. with guild wars 2 in the near future, i'm giving serious thought to upgrading my CPU and GPU for more dakka. what i have is an Athlon II x3 445, looking to upgrade...
Top